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November 25, 2020
Will Biden see the Saudis and UAE turn to China and Russia?
Will President Joe Biden see America's Middle Eastern allies moving closer to China and Russia?
It's very likely.
The Trump administration has successfully kept U.S. allies moving away from Beijing in return for their access to greater U.S. support. Speaking to the Jerusalem Post, Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper recently suggested that the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates would require its greater skepticism of China in return. "When the U.S. works with partners who are now seeking to be closer to Israel in civilian, defense, and security spaces," Cooper said, "[it] will require those partners to take greater [caution] with technological security. With the greater joint efforts with the U.S., Israel, and signatories to the Abraham Accords, we want to make sure economic opportunities are just that and not additional risks."
November 24, 2020
What Trump Will Leave in Biden’s Inbox
Then, there are the human rights backsliders that are U.S. partners and allies — Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. How does Biden deal with the party’s progressives who demand he sanction such partner-nations — without risking the loss of these countries’ cooperation on our policy agenda?
Dismissing President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election remains undecided, Joe Biden has begun to name his national security team.
Right now, it looks Democratic establishment all the way.
Antony Blinken, a longtime foreign policy aide, is Biden’s choice for secretary of state. Jake Sullivan, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, is said to be his choice for national security adviser.
November 25, 2020
McConnell’s Newest Judge Is Seriously ‘Not Qualified’—and Dangerous
Eight years after graduating law school, she just got approved for a lifetime appointment by a lame-duck Senate.
Attorney Kathryn Kimball Mizelle just landed a lifetime seat on the federal court at age 33. She’s a card-carrying member of the Federalist Society and the youngest of the already young Trump judges, a lady-in-waiting for a future Republican president to elevate.
One of five judicial nominees waved through by the lame duck Senate in a final vote before lawmakers left town for Thanksgiving, Mizelle’s confirmation is the most galling. The brazenness of prioritizing yet more judges while ignoring desperately needed COVID-19 economic relief was on display as Republicans voted in lockstep for Mizelle, the tenth Trump nominee to be rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association.
November 24, 2020
Yes, we do have a lot to be thankful for: Each other
Trying to find something to be thankful for in 2020? Tough task.
Facing it reminds me of the old joke that President Ronald Reagan loved to tell about a very optimistic little boy and a pile of horse manure.
Thrilled by the pile of poop, the little boy happily jumped onto it and started digging, saying, “There must be a pony in here somewhere.”
That’s how I feel in assessing this year of pandemic, racial unrest, school closings, darkened theaters, shuttered restaurants, a shaky economy and a bitter presidential race that seemed like it never was going to end. (Is it over yet?) Read More